Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s
Masses on Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24
4:00 PM – Children’s Choir Christmas Program
4:30 PM – Mass (with Children’s Choir)
7:00 PM – Mass
9:30 PM – Carols with Choir
10:00 PM – Evening Mass
Masses on Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Rectory Closings and
Daily Mass Schedule:
December 24, 25, 26
Monday, December 24 at 9:00 AM
One Mass Only:
Wednesday, December 26 at 9:00 AM
Advent Taízé Prayer
11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
Advent Taízé Prayer:
11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19
7:30 PM in the Church
The Liturgical Season of Advent is a time for us to focus on the coming of our Lord. It is a time for us to reflect back and celebrate the anniversary of the Lords first coming into this world. It is also a time for us to prepare that our Lord will come again and we must be ready to meet Him. We invite you to join us as we enter into this joyful season of preparation and hope.
Advent Evenings of
Peace and Friendship
Come join us as we gather together to prepare ourselves for the Christmas season in a relaxed series of Tuesday evening gatherings. Each week we’ll spend time discussing how the Advent Gospels fit into our daily lives and conclude by enjoying each other’s company casually over refreshments.
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Tuesday, Dec. 4
Tuesday, Dec. 18
7:30 PM in the Chapel
It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish. There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.
2018 – Tuesdays
Advent Gatherings (Chapel):
2019 – Tuesdays
Lenten Gatherings (Chapel):
St. Peter’s will be hosting parents and children from Family Promise during the week of February 17 – 23. With support from Temple Avodat Shalom, First Congregational Church and St. Joe’s, we will provide a home filled with love, delicious meals, lots of activities and support. At this time, we do not know how many families we are expecting.
We are in need of volunteers for setup on Saturday, 2/16, and several different tasks on Friday & Saturday, 2/22 & 2/23, as well as breakdown on Sunday morning 2/24 after the families leave.
Please consider taking some time to volunteer to participate as well as to donate much needed items to stock our pantry for the week. This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together for a great cause! Click on the buttons below to sign up:
to Rome & Spain
Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Spain – April 22-30, 2019:
As part of the 70th ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE PARISH, FATHER CAMILO CRUZ will be the spiritual director during a pilgrimage which will include ROME and ASSISI, ITALY/, MADRID, AVILA, SEGOVIA and TOLEDO, SPAIN. Mass will be celebrated in ST. PETER’S BASILICA in ROME as well as other Shrines throughout our journey.
The per person cost of $3,350.00 – two in a room/$3,950.00 single occupancy includes: round-trip transportation from ST. PETER’S PARISH to KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, round-trip economy airfare including departure taxes and fuel surcharges, 7 nights hotel accommodations in First Class Hotels, full breakfast daily and 6 dinners, sightseeing in a private motorcoach with a licensed tour manager, all entrance fees, tips to the tour manager/city sightseeing guides and motorcoach driver.
Detailed brochures are available in the parish office. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: Great Experiences, Inc. At 201-825-3725.
Join us at our regular meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month after the 11:00 mass:
1/13 January monthly meeting. We will be having a speaker from ROAD SCHOLAR to talk about educational travel programs for seniors throughout the US and other countries. This will be a presentation you will not want to miss!! More information to follow.
Join St. Peter’s Singles Support Group in 2019 for their trips to:
Atlantic City, Cape May and Philadelphia
April 23-25, 2019
Summer Cruise to Canada and New England
July 6-12, 2019
Fall Trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
September 9-13, 2019
Holiday trip to Biltmore Estate and Ashevlle, NC
December 1-6, 2019
Please check their website www.support-group-nj.com for all details. Contact Kathy Marshall 973-246-6148 or at teacherkmm @yahoo.com for any questions and to make reservations.
On the Lord’s Day
8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass
Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM
Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day
11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
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Outside St. Peter’s
Police Reserves Needs Volunteers
Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves
Make a difference; give us your time and talent!
The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers. The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community. The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.
Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.
Knights of Columbus Membership
The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on our website: www.kofcriveredge.com for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!
The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations). The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes. “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.” Please join in helping others. The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June. Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.
Bergen Volunteers Needed
The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience. Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website (www.bergenvolunteers.org) lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.
Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors
The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.
Request for Hospice Volunteers
Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.
Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or email@example.com
Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed
Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.
Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.
St. Peter Academy News
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Start Time: 4:00 p.m.
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Give the Gift of a Catholic Education
A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.
The Seniors of St. Peter's
For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center
St. Peter's Youth Group
Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room
St. Peter's MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)
Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)
All are welcome!
St. Peter's Singles Support Group
St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room
All are welcome!
In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:
Parents Support Group
Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee
Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.
Any question, email:
St. Peter's Quilters